Student Artwork Selected for Neediest Cases Campaign

Student artwork from the 100 Neediest Cases campaign

Dec. 15, 2022

Nine Brentwood High School students have been recognized for the powerful and moving artwork they created as part of the 100 Neediest Cases campaign sponsored by the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

From homelessness to illness, the artwork depicts real, everyday struggles that families and individuals are currently facing throughout the St. Louis region.

“We have a very talented group of ART 3 and ART 4 students this year,” said BHS art teacher Tim Rempel. “I am so proud of their ability to illustrate the issues that so many in our community are currently dealing with.”

All artwork was judged by professional artists, and students who placed in the top 40 will be published in print and digital versions of the Post-Dispatch. The artwork will also be displayed at the Missouri History Museum.

BHS matched its total from the 2021 campaign by placing nine students in this year’s top 40, including:

  • Nina Arties (7th Place)
  • Nick Ventimiglia (9th Place)
  • Nick Moran (11th Place)
  • Hannah Murphy (12th Place)
  • Max Pulliam (13th Place)
  • Ana Sanchez (15th Place)
  • Abhigyaan Deep (23rd Place)
  • Annsleigh Alexander (36th Place)
  • Camile Beck (39th Place)

“Our hope is that reading about these 100 cases and seeing the accompanying illustrations will help those who so desperately need it at this time,” added Rempel.

Established in 1922, the 100 Neediest Cases campaign has helped thousands of families and individuals in need during the holiday season. The United Way partners with more than 50 social service agencies to select 100 cases each year, which are featured in the Post-Dispatch and illustrated by student artists. The profiles and artwork help raise awareness and encourage donations for those families and individuals, as well as others in need. Last year, annual donations to the campaign reached $1.3 million.